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Paws for art
Sat 21st Jan
9:00am – 11:30am
Versailles | Kids and family
Wet weather conditions: The weather forecast is for a fine, sunny day, however if it is raining on the day, please check our Facebook page for updates about the event.
It’s doggy day at the NGA. Plenty of fun all morning so dress up your furry best friend, bring the whole family down to the Sculpture Garden and step into the world of Versailles.
Then from 11:30am go walkies to the National Portrait Gallery where the fun continues until 3pm.
National Gallery of Australia activities
Outdoor photo booth – Step into the hall of mirrors, dress your doggy as Louis XIV or Marie-Antoinette, pose on the golden throne and snap an amazing pic.
9:45am and 10:45am
Picnic curator talks – Hear tales on dogs and their status symbol at the Palace of Versailles.
Best dressed comp – Pimp your pooch in the best Versailles style to win prizes throughout the morning including pet accessories and food from
Kids, pets and art – Paw painting and other fun activities guaranteed to get tails wagging and kids smiling.
Join the parade - Follow the music from the Royal Court on a doggie walk adventure and let the K9’s take the lead.
Share your paw for art tails
Show us how you and your pooch rule the court #NGAPawsForArt
National Portrait Gallery activities
11am – 1pm
Draw a portrait of your pup while you listen to live music starting with Betty Alto, alternative pop band, followed by Don Carlo, guitar duo from 1 – 3pm.
Meet some young AFP canines between and learn about how they are trained.
Best Friends show bags for the first 100 visitors to the stall.
A variety of pet friendly stalls from local business owners including Dogs on the Run and many more!
Inside you can see The Popular Pet Show ($10 / $8) or partake in family activities. A limited number of pet minders will be available to look after your pooch while you’re indoors.
To ensure a smooth day please make sure your doggy is fully vaccinated, on a leash at all times and is socialised and generally non-aggressive to people or other dogs. Make sure you come prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and appropriate outdoor clothing and poo bags to collect ‘doggy deposits’.
France 1727 The Sourches family [Pastoral concert] 1756, oil on canvas. On loan from the Palace of Versailles © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin